• 27 Rainforest Walk (Building 15), Room 321
    Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Employability for healthcare students;
Generic/ transferable skills development;
Curriculum evaluation;
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in health professions education.


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Personal profile


Mahbub is a senior lecturer in education research at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS), as well as an Academic Development Specialist at the Monash Education Academy (MEA). He is also a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of the UK Higher Education Academy. At MEA, he designs and delivers programs for the professional development of staff across Monash faculties for high-quality teaching.. In his role as the Research Coordinator of the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE), his primary focus is to enhance skills, capacity, and confidence within FMNHS to conduct innovative and high-quality research in health education. He engages in interdisciplinary research, develops and delivers courses related to research methodology and educational practices, and organises research seminars and workshops.

After completing his PhD in STEM Education in 2012, he shifted his research focus to health professions education in 2018. Prior to that, he pursued post-doctoral research at the Faculty of Science in Monash and the School of Education at Deakin University. With over 15 years of experience, he has researched various educational issues ranging from early years to undergraduate levels. Some of his research areas include scientific and environmental literacy, graduate employability, development of generic skills, and curriculum evaluation. Currently, he is interested in developing employability skills for healthcare students and enhancing professional learning for university educators. He is skilled in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design. His research has been published in top-ranked education journals such as Medical Education, Academic Medicine, and Higher Education Research & Development, as well as reputable publishing outlets like Springer and Routledge.

Research interests

  • Graduate employability
  • Generic/transferable skills development 
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in health professions education
  • Teacher professional knowledge in higher education 
  • Mixed methods research design

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Education , PhD

Award Date: 18 Oct 2012

Research area keywords

  • Educational Research
  • Health Professions Educational Research
  • Medical Education
  • Graduate Employability
  • Preparedness for practice
  • Generic/transferable skills
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  • Teacher professional knowledge